Alcoholism Treatment Kailua Kona HI

You see many people think Alcoholism is a disease, but it actually is a disorder, a chronic disorder. Imagine that..but it is my belief that Alcoholism can be brought on by other things.

Lokahi Treatment Centers
(808) 331-1175
76-6225 Kuakini Highway
Kailua Kona, HI

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 327-4300
74-5000 Puohulihuli Street
Kailua Kona, HI

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 322-3100
81-947 Halekii Street
Kealakekua, HI

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Jamal Fulani Wasan, NCC, CCMHC, MAC
(808) 883-0922 
Waikoloa, HI

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Alcoholic Rehab Services of Hawaii Inc
(808) 338-6810x119
9707 Tsuchiya Road
Waimea, HI

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Eggleston, Summer
(808) 327-1711
77-6400 Nalani Street Suite 200
Kailua Kona, HI

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Sallee, Nancy
(808) 333-8988
Mango Court Suite 210
Kealakekua, HI

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Lokahi Treatment Centers
(808) 883-0922
68-1845 Waikoloa Road
Waikoloa, HI

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Lokahi Treatment Centers
(808) 889-5099
54-3886 Akoni Pule Highway
Kapaau, HI

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Maiava Alaimalo, Mavis
(808) 486-4900
98-084 Kamehameha Hwy. Ste #301B
Aiea, HI

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What is Alcoholism?

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What is Alcoholism?

Alisa Olazaran

Friday, September 14, 2007 What is Alcoholism? Really? Alcoholism to a person that does not drink is one thing, and Alcoholism to an Alcoholic is an entirely different thing. The definition of Alcoholism is this: "a chronic disorder characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages, can you believe this,the development of withdrawal symptoms on reducing or ceasing intake, morbidity that may include cirrhosis of the liver, and decreased ability to function socially and vocationally.

But to an Alcoholic, it is a way of escape, escaping the pain of society.

You see many people think Alcoholism is a disease, but it actually is a disorder, a chronic disorder. Imagine that..but it is my belief that Alcoholism can be brought on by other things. There are people that have mental disorders that have gone on for years not knowing why they feel this way or that way, but that only hitting the bottle makes them feel better (hum) imagine that, people actually walking around with other mental disorders never go diagnosed, such as Manic Depression, these people not only have Manic Depression, but they start hitting the bottle, and this can be another crutch for that person, and when that person finally is diagnosed as having Alcoholism, a lot of times they are never diagnosed as having other mental disorders prior to Alcoholism.

My mother for example: she was an Alcoholic, she passed away three-years...

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